This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


Graduation Day For A Friend

Today a young friend of mine graduates from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. Been inside the city limits of Hollywood a few blocks one time around 1970. Cop stopped four of us-had a case of beer on the back seat and all underage. Came up eyeballed us and says "Why don't you boys turn around and not come back and I'll pretend I never saw you". OTAY!! we're outta here.

I post this because I have a lot of respect for how Luke accomplished this. There is much wealth in this area. Many young people have no worries about continuing their education after high school but there are others who are not as fortunate. Luke cut grass for us for three years also worked another job as a certified computer technician. Graduated but the monies were not there to attend this school. Stayed another year saving enough to attend this school and graduates today. I am happy for my bud. A huge Congratulations my friend.

This is part of what he wrote me.

Anyway a buddy of mine at the school, his brother started a non-profit organization that unites businesses in California and Taiwan for global solutions (global warming, pollution, farming stuff). I made some music for a couple of their videos for free and now they want to start paying me! GOOD STUFF.

In case I didn't send you this already, I have some videos of music I've done in school on YouTube. Here's my address youtube.com/lhamkeys
There's 5 videos on there and 4 of them were commercials that we stripped the original music off of to write our own. Lukester's My Space

I like this Miller one the best.


1 comment:

  1. Fly, that commercial is great. Congratulations to your bud!